Country Code


Official Name

The German Patent and Trade Mark Office - Deutsche Patent- und Markenamt (DPMA)

Parent Agency

Federal Ministry of Justice


Munich, Berlin, Jena

Head (President of DPMA)

Cornelia Rudloff-Schäffer

Information Branch

Dr.Klaus Strößner

Patent Branch

Patents I  (Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Technology) -
     Günther Schmitz
 Patents II  (Electrical Engineering, Chemistry and Physics) -
      Dr.Dieter Schneider

Planning, Finance and Administration Branch


Informatics Services Branch


Former CEOs


Annual Reports & Statistics

In 2009,
     59,583 applications received (-4.5% from 2008)
     17,306 utility model applications (+1.4%)

2008 Annual Report

2007 Annual Report

2006 Annual Report


Patent Database

Bibliographic data

Coverage table:

Document numbers

DE 1978 - present
Full text search from 1877-present (prior to 1986, as uncorrected OCR); includes DD from 1949.


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Owner at time of grant


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German Patent Classification


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Open to public inspection


German Patent Office Record